From Gibson –
“Gibson USA unveils the SG Standard 24, a guitar that captures all the classic ingredients of Gibson’s great double-cutaway solidbody model, with a few clever twists to make it even more versatile for today’s demanding performer. Like the best SGs of the past 50 years, the SG Standard 24 starts with a solid mahogany body and glued-in quartersawn mahogany neck, a pairing that ensures ringing sustain, superb tonal depth, and plenty of clarity and richness. The body’s thin dimensions make this a pleasurably light guitar to play, while its classically beveled edges also make it comfortable on the forearm. To update the format for the 21st century, however, Gibson USA gives the SG Standard 24 the 24-fret neck that its name implies, with even the uppermost of its medium-jumbo frets easily accessible thanks to the SG’s legendary deep double-cutaway design. Combine this with a beautifully ergonomic rounded neck profile, and you’ve got one of the sweetest playing rock machines available today.
Two of Gibson’s popular PAF-style ’57 Classic humbucking pickups translate the SG Standard 24’s sonic goodness to your amp of choice, yielding anything from deep, warm vocal tones in the neck position to endless growl and roar in the bridge, to round and snappy tones in between. The classic pairing of a Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece keeps it all rock-solid and resonant, while up at the other end a PLEK-cut Corian nut ensures clean intonation and singing sustain. Top it all off with a set of vintage-style tuners with pearloid buttons, a unique “50 Years” headstock emblem, and a high-gloss nitrocellulose finish in Antique Ebony, and you’ve got a spectacular celebration of one of the world’s favorite electric guitars, all wrapped up in an instrument you can gig with today. Each guitar includes a Gibson hardshell case and owner’s manual, and is covered by Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.”
- Nitrocellulose Antique Ebony finish
- Mahogany neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 24 medium-jumbo frets
- Acrylic trapezoid inlays
- Corian nut (Plek cut)
- Mother-of-pearl Gibson headstock logo with 50th anniversary silkscreen
- ’57 Classic neck humbucker
- ’57 Classic bridge humbucker
- 2 volume, 2 tone controls with black top hat knobs with silver inserts
- 3-way Switchcraft pickup toggle switch
- Vintage-style tuners with pearloid buttons
- Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece
- 5-ply ’61 pickguard
Unlike original SGs, which were put together using animal glue, modern Gibsons use fast-setting Titebond 50, an aliphatic resin that provides excellent ‘grab’ during fitting of neck to body, and better heat and moisture resistance over time.
Other differences to vintage-spec SGs include a Nashville-style upgrade on the old ABR-1 bridge, providing stronger resistance to string pressure (the old ones often collapsed) and better intonation.
Gibson also now uses the Plek system to set up its guitars and cut the nut’s slots with supreme accuracy. The nut itself is made from slick and hard material from DuPont called Corian (which is also used for high- class kitchen worktops).
One thing we love about this particular guitar is its beautifully sculpted outline, with heavy chamfering all round and the very devilish horns. The ’57 Classic PAF style pickups are vintage-voiced, but not over-powered. There’s plenty of beefy grunt from the bridge unit when cranked, but the neck delivers a smooth and articulate sound which doesn’t require much drive to sing out sweetly.
This particular SG Standard 24 is in perfect shape – apart from some pick marks on the guard it presents as a new guitar. Not a mark on it anywhere, no buckle rash, no fret wear, no modifications, no issues.
Weight is a light 6.6 lbs
Everything about the Standard 24 is well done – fabulous finish, great set-up and all the tone you could want.
Comes in its Gibson hard shell case in new condition.